Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair’s 1989 It’s Spooky LP reissued in 30th anniversary edition

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Featuring a flexi-disc of the previously unreleased song ‘I Live My Broken Dreams’, as well as a bonus track – ‘Ashes on the Ground’.

Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair’s 1989 album It’s Spooky is being reissued in a 30th anniversary edition, this April via Joyful Noise Recordings.

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It’s Spooky was recorded and mixed in one week, with Johnston and Fair playing most of the instruments including drums, guitar, piano and keyboards, alongside Johnston’s surreal and child-like lyricism, exploring everything from taking acid to the experiences of McDonalds’ workers.

Originally released in 1989 on Fair’s own 50 Skidillion Watts imprint, the new reissue includes a flexi-disc of the previously unreleased song ‘I Live My Broken Dreams’, as well as a bonus track – ‘Ashes on the Ground’.

It’s Spooky has been remastered by long-time collaborator Kramer, who provides liner notes alongside Jad Fair, Everett True and Jeff Feuerzeig.

Head here for more info in advance of It’s Spooky’s 10th April release, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. It’s Spooky
2. Summertime
3. I Met Roky Erickson
4. Happy Talk
5. McDonalds on the Brain
6. I Did Acid With Caroline
7. If I’d Only Known
8. Tongues Wag In This Town
9. Tomorrow Never Knows
10. Oh Honey
11. A Vow of Love
12. When Love Calls
13. Frankenstein Vs. The World
14. Hands of Love
15. Kicking the Dog
16. What I’ve Seen
17. Something’s Got A Hold On Me
18. Villain
19. Chords of Fame
20. Ostrich
21. Casper The Friendly Ghost
22. First Day At Work
23. Fun And Games
24. Nothing Left
25. Memphis Tennessee
26. Come Back
27. Tears Stupid Tears
28. The Making Of The Album
29. Get Yourself Together
30. What The World Needs Now
31. Sweet Loafed
32. Ashes On The Ground